Class Descriptions

  • Vinyasa Yoga

    A dynamic and flowing style of hatha yoga which links breath and movement through a creative series of postures that balance strength and flexibility while cultivating mindfulness through a continuous flow. Vinyasa is cleansing, heat building and suitable for the physically active. Our Vinyasa teachers are trained in alignment and therapeutics and give verbal alignment cues and/or gentle hands-on assists.

  • Hatha Yoga

    Classical yoga asana (postures), breath work, and gentle warming movements to build strength, flexibility and relaxation. Focus on standing poses and basic seated work that is suitable for all levels.  Generally a slower pace than Vinyasa yoga.

  • Align & Refine Vinyasa

    This all levels class is a combination of flowing and posture workshopping with verbal cues, hands on assists and props. Utilize the detailed break downs to dive more deeply into the connection to your breath, increasing strength and flexibility in both mind and body.   

  • Restorative Yoga

    A gentle yoga practice of healing the body and mind. We use quiet, supported poses to restore energy, reduce stress, soothe the mind and provide healing to the physical, energetic, mental, emotional and bliss layers of the body.  Based on much of the therapeutic work of BKS Iyengar.
     

  • Yin Yoga

    A form of yoga that targets connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and spine. Postures are held for longer periods of time, facilitating deeper opening. The class also incorporates Taoist meditation throughout the practice and is suitable for all ages, levels of fitness and flexibility.
     

  • Vinyasa & Restorative

    Begin class with energizing flow that builds strength and flexibility and ease into a restorative series of long-held poses. Great for any level practitioner. Leave feeling refreshed and renewed!

     

  • Dynamic Vinyasa

    This dynamic, all levels class builds heat, strength and flexibility. Move through a series of postures strung together in creative sequences designed to help you find proper alignment and connection to your breath. Feel supported through gentle hands-on assists while you cleanse your body and focus your mind.

  • Sunrise Yoga

    An active practice to greet your day with! Cultivate mindfulness through continuous movement linked with breath. Move through creative sequences that highlight proper alignment, supported with gentle hands-on assists. Move into your day with strength, flexibility and energy!

  • Ashtanga Led Primary Series

    The Ashtanga primary series,Yoga Chikitsa, cleanses and strengthens the body while providing a tool for focusing ones attention through breath based movement. Move as a group through the full series of postures or spend time to focus on a section of postures based on student interests and experience. Teachers provide hands on assists for alignment and to move you further into poses.  This is a powerful Vinyasa practice.

     

  • Ashtanga Mysore Style Primary Series

    Students learn and practice the Ashtanga primary series - Yoga Chikitsa - setting their own pace to develop an independent and individual practice. This set of postures cleanses and strengthens the body while providing a tool for focusing ones attention through breath based movement. Teachers provide hands on assists and one on one attention to learn the sequence pose by pose.  (arrive any time between class start time and 40 minutes before class end)

    Students practicing second series and beyond are welcome to attend and will receive  teacher assistance, but are also encouraged to check out  the senior Portland Asthanga teachers at Portland Ashtanga Yoga and Near East Yoga!

  • Happy Hour Vinyasa

    Yoga is for everyone. Join us in this vinyasa class similar to our other vinyasa classes except it's cheaper. Vinyasa is an active practice that cultivates mindfulness through continuous movement linked with breath. We guide you through creative sequences, focusing on your alignment through verbal cues and gentle hands-on assists, while you build strength, flexibility and a deep connection between your body and mind.

  • Forrest Vinyasa

    Forrest Yoga is an intensely physical and healing practice designed by Ana Forrest. You will learn to transform physical, mental, and emotional blocks into aliveness and empowerment both on and off the mat. These classes focus on building strength with flexibility, by encouraging a willingness to feel authentically and respond honestly. Poses are held slightly longer to allow for exploration. The practice is founded on four pillars — Breath, Strength, Integrity and Spirit. Forrest Yoga is typically practiced in a room heated to 80 degrees.

  • Community Class

    Every month The Yoga Space will pass along proceeds from our Community Classes (Wednesday evenings, 7:30pm at both studios) to a different organization.  Please bring cash or check to the studio, $1 minimum donation.  Students may also attend class with existing class cards.

    For the month of March all proceeds will go the ACLU.